Georgia barely wins over South Carolina
by Kavin Caruso
Georgia Bulldogs beat South Carolina 60-56. Georgia had a big 19 point lead at halftime. Georgia held South Carolina with only 9 points in the first half. That was South Carolina's lowest score since being in the SEC. The Bulldogs scored the first 8 points in the first half. South Carolina could not get any rhymn during the first half of play.
In the second half, momentum shifted to Gamecocks way. Georgia had a 11-2 run to start the second half, then South Carolina came back and started a 23-7 run. The Gamecocks made several key stops and made some 3s to keep up with Georgia. Just under 5 minutes in the game, South Carolina cut the lead to 7. It was 54-47 after Muldrow made his second 3 pointer, and Bruce Ellington got his first score of the game.
The Bulldogs made several fouls that led South Carolina to score and keep the game from being wide open. With 1:26 to go in the game, South Carolina came within 2 points after Muldrow made two free throws. That would be the closest that South Carolina ever got. Jeremy Price scored 2 free throws and ended up sealing the game. Bruce Ellington had a chance to tie the game with a 3 pointer but it was blocked.
Georgia's Trey Thompkins led the team with 16 points, while South Carolina's Sam Muldrow led the team with 13 points.
Georgia is now 17-7, 6-4 in conference play. South Carolina is now 13-10,4-6 in conference play.
With that victory for Georgia, they are now in second place in SEC East division. Georgia still has to play Vanderbilt in Athens next week, and Tennessee. Georgia tied last season's mark with 6 wins in conference play, but with 6 more games to go, they still need to win at least 10 games.